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AMA: “What’s a favorite quality of Heidi’s? What instrument can you not play now that you’d like to learn? What are the chances you’ll ever tour again? What’s your favorite record from the 1950s? 60s? 70s? 80s? 90s? 00s? 10s?”

What’s a favorite quality of Heidi’s?What instrument can you not play now that you’d like to learn?What are the chances you’ll ever tour again?What’s your favorite record from the 1950s? 60s? 70s? 80s? 90s? 00s? 10s? —David Hi David – Love this little “lightning round” of questions. Here we go! Honesty, compassion, justice Clarinet 62 …

AMA: “What’s a favorite quality of Heidi’s? What instrument can you not play now that you’d like to learn? What are the chances you’ll ever tour again? What’s your favorite record from the 1950s? 60s? 70s? 80s? 90s? 00s? 10s?” Read More »

Starting From The Headspace You’re In

Cowriting a song is a strange activity if you’ve never done it before. Especially with someone new. One of the hardest parts is beginning the song after you’ve gone through the regular pleasantries. But here’s something you can do to make it less awkward. It will also save you time and energy. Love, Aaron

About “The Kindness of Strangers”

I think about a lot of things when I think about the kindness of strangers. But one moment sticks out. It happened at the start of the pandemic, close to when I wrote this song. I talk about it in this video. Love, Aaron

About This Banjo

I’m always conflicted about adding banjo to a recording because it’s such a specific and recognizable sound. Nobody hears a banjo and thinks, My goodness, what is that instrument? But I think the sound works in “The Kindness of Strangers.” It helps keep the song lighter.  I bought this banjo in Fargo, North Dakota. I …

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10 Songs About Kindness

I typed in the word “kindness” and then listened to a bunch of songs with the word “kind” or “kindness” in them. This is a playlist of the ones I liked best. Be warned, it will put you in a positive mood and a general love for humanity. Love, Aaron LISTEN:YouTube (or below on this …

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